The level of protection of individual rights afforded by state constitutions has been the subject of much academic and judicial debate. In this article, Professor Sedler compares the state constitution to the federal Constitution and suggests that the function of the state constitution is to supplement federal protection. He concludes that state constitutions have the potential to fill the gap in the protection of individual rights.
Constitutional Law | State and Local Government Law
Sedler, Robert Allen. The State Constitutions and the Supplemental Protection of Individual Rights. 16 U. Tol. L. Rev. 465, 506 (1985)